Bauhaus Buff Painted Headboard

We’re sharing the Bauhaus Buff painted headboard makeover in the primary bedroom at Loblolly today!

Several years ago, my Mom fell completely in love with this thrifted headboard.

It was a major departure from her usual traditional style.

But early on in the decorating process my Mom decided she wanted my childhood home, Loblolly, to feel like a European cottage.

And over the years, she’s been collecting fabrics and finishes that represent her “light and airy” vision.

Using Amy Howard One Step Paint in Bauhaus Buff…

The headboard was already in great shape.

So, we basically just needed to give it a fresh coat of paint.

After meeting Amy Howard at a conference several years ago, my Mom picked up a few pots of her One Step Paints.

And immediately fell in love with the One Step Paint color, Bauhaus Buff.

It’s such a beautiful shade of white!

If you’re new to painting furniture, One Step Paint is really easy to use for base coats and for layering European inspired patina as well.

Adding Dark Furniture Paste Wax…

Once we painted the headboard in Bauhaus Buff, my Mom asked if I could bring out some of the molding detail even further.

So, I used Annie Sloan Dark Paste Wax to help highlight the details.

The good thing about using dark paste wax is that a little goes a long way.

At first, the Bauhaus Buff and dark wax change was really subtle.

And exactly as my Mom had envisioned.

But as the years went by, she decided she wanted all the molding to look the same.

So, I got out my wax brush and dark wax again and highlighted all the molding on the Bauhaus Buff painted headboard.

And this time, it helped to frame the entire headboard.

Using Amy Howard One Step Paint in Bauhaus Buff to Paint a Headboard-The Crowned Goat

One of the biggest things I’ve learned from DIYing over the years, is that sometimes the smallest change can make the biggest impact.

Especially, where budget friendly projects like this Bauhaus Buff painted headboard are concerned.

Amy Howard Bauhaus Buff Painted Headboard-The Crowned Goat

And while small things can seem insignificant at first, more times than not, it’s those tiny details that make a house feel like home.

What’s your favorite way to make a house feel like a home?

How to Paint a Headboard Using Amy Howard One Step Paint in Bauhaus Buff-The Crowned Goat

Other Paint Projects from Loblolly to Explore…

Primary Bedroom Makeover Reveal

Before and After: Primary Bedroom Makeover Reveal-The Crowned Goat

Loblolly: Guest Bedroom Nighstands

Guest Bedroom Painted Nightstands-The Crowned Goat

Painted Buffet and Hutch in French Linen

French Linen Painted Buffet and Hutch-The Crowned Goat
Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Dear CoCo – You know that we love you and our prayers have been with you during this sad and trying time. It always amazes us that funerals turn turn into family reunions of sorts. Sharing memories, love and good food.

    It’s unfortunate that your home had a lightning strike and all of the busyiness and stress that it entails.So glad that S was “on it” and the situation is improving.

    it’s easy to see where you get your design tenacity from! We love women with a strong sense of knowing exactly what they want…then going out and getting it. This headboard is absolutely beautiful! You and your mother did a wonderful job! Can’t wait to see more. Hugs and love to you our dear friend.

    1. You guys are the best and making me teary right now 🙂 It’s been a long week but I’m looking forward to better days ahead. We are SO blessed the damage wasn’t worse and everything we lost can be replaced. Thanks so much for all of your love, support and encouragement the past few weeks. You’ve been amazing. Hugs, CoCo

  2. Wow! Great headboard! I love the room, it’s beautiful!!

    1. Thank you so much, Angie, it’s exciting things are finally coming along! Hugs, Coco

  3. Liz Bonin says:

    CoCo, the bed (and bedding!) look amazing. Big hugs to you sweet friend. So much going on in your life! Sending good thoughts and love your way❤️

    1. I appreciate it more than you know, sweet lady! Thank you bunches for all of the hugs and sweet notes of encouragement.

      1. This is a pretty headboard. The painting is an added bonus.


    1. You’re so sweet, Kim, we feel really blessed the damage wasn’t worse. Thank you bunches for thinking of us. I appreciate it.

  4. The headboard is beautiful. I love the way the dark paste wax gives it such detail! I’m not very crafty, but I can paint. However, I didn’t know about this; I’ve only used a clear wax. I already know where I need to use this idea. Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a beautiful headboard! I love how you added more wax to make all that gorgeous detail stand out! It was a small change with a huge impact! Blessings, Donna

  6. I can see why your mom fell in love with this headboard, I am head over heels! I wish I had the confidence to paint furniture, but it is not something I have been willing to try. I love all of the pieces you share CoCo, but I am still terrified to try it. Maybe I will give it a try soon, this one step paint sounds like a winner and more up my alley as a try for the first time kind of project. The bedroom looks beautiful!

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